Contact Us

Train Accidents
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 



Name of railroad or train operator:

Date of accident : 

State in which accident occurred:

Do you have a copy of the police report?

Please describe your accident and resulting injuries:

Does your injury or illness prevent you from working?

Date you last worked: 

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

Trains Collide In New York's Penn Station

Apr 19, 2004 | CNN An Amtrak train slammed into a Long Island Rail Road commuter train parked at New York's Penn Station during Monday rush hour, causing minor injuries to 130 people, the New York Fire Department said.

Emergency crews evacuated at least a dozen passengers on stretchers and treated some on the scene.

It was unclear what caused the accident.

Witnesses said a Long Island Rail Road train was inside the station on Track 14 when it was hit by the Amtrak train.

Three crew members were on the Amtrak train, but no passengers were on board, said Dan Stessel, an Amtrak representative.

Most passengers on the Long Island Rail Road train were allowed to leave after paramedics examined them. The injured were tagged according to the degree of their injuries, fitted with neck braces and told to sit until they could be removed.

The train station was full of National Guard personnel and police officers, who have been on the scene regularly since the September 11, 2001, attacks.

"We have received no report of injuries to our crew members and won't know the cause of the collision for some time," Stessel said.

Delays on the Amtrak service range from 15 to 30 minutes, but these may be extended, Stessel said. The Amtrak train left just before 7 a.m. ET from Sunnyside in Queens and was making its way to Penn Station, Stessel said.

Train service on the Long Island Rail Road line was being diverted to the Flatbush Avenue terminal. The struck commuter train departed from the Long Island town of Ronkonkoma at 5:42 a.m. ET.

Related articles
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo